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Inspection of New & Existing Buildings
Fire and ambulance companies conduct inspections on over 3000 commercial buildings in the city each year. Each fire station is assigned a geographical area. The stations areas are subdivided between the individual companies and shifts.

These inspections include new and remodeled commercial buildings. Fire code inspectors provide additional technical support to fire and ambulance companies. The fire inspections include but not limited to testing:
  • Egress pathways
  • Emergency and exit lighting
  • Exit discharges
  • Fire alarms systems
  • Fire detection systems
  • Fire extinguishers

All outstanding violations are referred to the Fire Prevention Bureau for follow-up and enforcement to assure compliance.